The Grapevine

Technology and Beverage Alcohol Laws

July 11th, 2017

Technology outpaces the law everywhere else, so why not in the wine and liquor business? [level-members]

We aren’t quite to the point where a drone can deliver a chilled glass of rosé to you in your poolside chaise, but home delivery has come a long way from the local shop owner’s teenage son lugging a box to your front door from the back of the family station wagon.

Venture-capital backed operations are now the norm, and the ease and convenience they offer are tough to compete with on a stand-alone basis. That doesn’t mean they aren’t perhaps flirting with some rules that may or may not still be relevant, depending on where you work in the wine world. This Wine Searcher article has more.